Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Get Along little Dogies".....

Hey yall!
 Good Tuesday Morning! I hope that everyone had a wonderful, long holiday weekend. We were able to get 35 bales of hay cut, teddered, raked and rolled! Since we are short on pasture this year, we will feed hay for most of the summer! So every roll that we can bale is a bonus! 


I also wanted to share my latest Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.


Yall I just love making these blocks so much.I think I have 3 different styles of quilts in the works with these.


And I keep learning so much with each block. The center on this block just makes me grin every time I look at it.  I tell ya, that Lucy Boston was a genius! Each block is made with 24- 1" honeycombs and English Paper Pieced. They are then surrounded with 24 background honeycombs and joined to the next block with 1" squares!  What is amazing to me is that this shape has been around for YEARS and YEARS! It is the original Church Windows shape! Lucy Bostons manner of fussy cutting was amazing.And the order in which she assembled the block gives it a whole new look. I so wish I could have learned from her. But in a way, I guess I am, retrospectively! Kits to make both of these blocks are listed in my Etsy shop Featherweight Quilt Company!  I love how each block is so different.
  We are carrying cattle to the Cattle Auction, so I have a block cut and ready to sew together! I cannot wait to share it with you. I think it will really be a challenge, but worth it!
I also wanted to share my Memorial Day Stitchery with yall! I just love some good ole Red, White and Blue!

Now,  I want to say Welcome to all my new friends and followers. If you get a moment, drop by and tell them hello. Some are really new to blogging and sewing and could use the encouragement! They sure do encourage and inspire me!
 Thank you everyone for stopping by! I hope yall have a great day! If you get to huntin for me, I'll be the one singing "Now Get Along Little Dogies"!
Yeehaw yall!
Have fun!
Now, get along....
xo jan
 "Get Along Little Dogies"

As I was out riding one morning for pleasure
I spied a young cowboy-a riding along
His hat was throw'd back and his spurs were jingling
And as he was riding he was singing this song

Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
It's your misfortune ain't none of my own
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home

When spring comes along we'll round up the dogies
We'll stick on their brands and we'll bob off their tails
Pick out the strays, then the herd is inspected
And the very next day we'll go out on the trail

Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
It's your misfortune ain't none of my own
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home

We'll ride on the Prairies' across the wide rivers
And on through the flats where there's never a town
Our horses are weary, we're tired and we're hungry
They still, little dogies stop roaming around

Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
It's your misfortune ain't none of my own
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home

Tide is a-comin' and the dogies are straying
They're farther from home than they've been before
Come on little dogies it's time to be rollin'
When we get to Wyoming we'll roll no more

Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
It's your misfortune ain't none of my own
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogies
You know that Wyoming will be your new home
Whoopee ti yi yo

You can listen to Roy Rogers singing it here:

9 comments :

  1. Morning Jan. I went away for the weekend and didn't get much hexing done. But DH is off fishing again today and I'm gonna take a free day for myself and work on my hexies. Ok...so maybe I'll do a little laundry too. Love your LB's as always.

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  2. Hoping to get my hay cut & baled next week - love those blocks!

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  3. Two more lovely blocks. What are you going to do with all of these Lucy's blocks you've been putting together? You've been showing off so many beautiful blocks you must have enough for more than one top by now!

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  4. The red, white and blue blocks you made are just great! Thank you for the song. I remember as a kid listening to and watching Roy Rogers. I enjoyed singing this song--haven't sung it in years.

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  5. Jan, you are the master of POTC!! I can see you sitting beside Lucy Boston and showing her a thing or two! :-) It is raining again here today and the house was cleaned yesterday so today is my day sewing some hexies. Have a good one!

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  6. I just love, love the potc blocks! I really need help with getting my fussy cuts to match better than they do. I'll be working on that as I go. Each and every block gives me ideas for mine! I like those hexies too but....only one handworked project at a time for me!

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  7. I love the red, white and blue blocks!! So cute!!

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  8. I used to put a Roy Rogers 78 RPM record on the record player on Saturday mornings when mom made us do our chores. You brought back a comforting memory with that song. I can still see myself dusting all the furniture in the house listening and singing along. That was at least 50 years ago....

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  9. More beautiful Lucy Boston's. I'm in love with them. I read your story about the vet - that is funny. We had a vet that was the father of a classmate of mine and I guess he was pretty textbook. A young guy from the neighboring county (we lived about 1 mi from the county line) became a vet and we called him all the time after that. He was young and fun. One day he came to dock and castrate animals. I was home from college with hair to my waist. Of course, it was a rainy day. I went to get head off a calf, slipped, and fell in the "mud." He laughed and laughed and laughed. Actually, it didn't even hurt my feelings - he was so much fun and a GOOD vet. When my dad died, he came to the funeral home for visitation. Of course, I had gone home and hadn't seen him in years. My estranged older brother (not the one that was involved in the process the day I fell) went into a room and tried to talk and talk to him. He's an insurance salesman - lol. I hadn't notice but Doc spent a lot of time talking to me. Mom commented later that she thought he had come to see me. That meant a lot to me because it was my brothers and grandparents who had the animals - I just helped. When I got my first cat when I moved away from home, I had him spay her before I took her to my apartment. My other brother went in and watched him perform the operation. Not many vets will let you do that. Thanks for the wonderful memory recall with your story. I'm still determined to start on a Lucy Boston soon. I submitted two quilts (my first entries) to my guild quilt show yesterday. It's just an experience - mine aren't exceptional to win. I just wanted to do it. Thanks for posting the beautiful blocks and obliging my questions about them.

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xo jan